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The Year of Our Lord 1987

Diocese Events

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5 JanArchdiocese of Quito, Ecuador Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Ecuador Erected
7 JanDiocese of Palmas, Brazil Name ChangedDiocese of Palmas-Francisco Beltrão, Parana, Brazil Name Changed
12 FebDiocese of Menevia, Wales, Great Britain (Counties of Gwynedd, Clwyd, and the District of Montgomery in the County of Powys) Territory LostDiocese of Wrexham, Wales, Great Britain Erected
7 MarNunciature to Switzerland EstablishedNunciature to Liechtenstein Established
26 MarApostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Romanian) ElevatedEparchy of Saint George’s in Canton (Romanian), USA Elevated
26 MarEparchy of Saint Michael’s of Sydney (Melkite Greek), Australia Erected
30 MarDiocese of Bacolod, Philippines (La Castellana, Moses Padilla, Isabela, Aguisan (Binalbagan), Binalbagan, Himamaylan, Payo (Binalbagan), Su-ay Himamaylan, Kabankalan, Candoni, Dankalan (River), Hog, Sipalay, Cauayan, and Hinobaan) Territory LostDiocese of Kabankalan, Philippines Erected
30 MarDiocese of Bacolod, Philippines (Manlapa, Caduhaan, Cadiz, Pandanan, Fabbrica, New Sagay, Olda Sagay, and Vito)
Diocese of Dumaguete, Philippines (La Libertad, Guihulngan, Vallehermoso, Canlaon, Quezon San Carlos, Calatrava, Toboso, Old Escalante, and New Escalante)
Territory LostDiocese of San Carlos, Philippines Erected
3 AprDiocese of Campo Maior, Piaui, Brazil (Miguel Alves) Territory LostArchdiocese of Teresina, Piaui, Brazil Territory Added
27 AprDiocese of Labrador-Schefferville, Québec, Canada Name ChangedDiocese of Labrador City-Schefferville, Québec, Canada Name Changed
27 AprDiocese of Eldoret, Kenya (Tongaren)
Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya (Bungoma and Busia)
Territory LostDiocese of Bungoma, Kenya Erected
5 MayDiocese of San Vicente, El Salvador (Part of La Paz and Tecoluca) Territory LostDiocese of Zacatecoluca, El Salvador Erected
15 MayDiocese of Chilaw, Sri Lanka (Kurunegala) Territory LostDiocese of Kurunegala, Sri Lanka Erected
15 MayArchdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Mymensingh, Tangail, Kishoreganj, Netrakona, Japalpur, and Sherpur) Territory LostDiocese of Mymensingh, Bangladesh Erected
15 MayDiocese of Poona, India (Dhulia, Jalgoan, Nashik, and Ahmednagar) Territory LostDiocese of Nashik, India Erected
21 MayDelegation to Guinea ElevatedNunciature to Guinea Elevated
25 JunTerritorial Prelature of Juruá, Acre, Brazil ElevatedDiocese of Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil Elevated
27 JunDiocese of Carolina, Maranhão, Brazil (Imperatriz, Açailândia, Amarante do Maranhão, and João Lisboa) Territory LostDiocese of Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil Erected
3 JulDiocese of San Pedro Sula, Honduras (Colón and Gracias a Dios) Territory LostDiocese of Trujillo, Honduras Erected
3 JulDiocese of Abengourou, Côte d’Ivoire (Bouna, Tehini, Nassian, Bondoukou, Sandégué, and Tanda (excluding Assuéfry and Transua)) Territory LostDiocese of Bondoukou, Côte d’Ivoire Erected
3 JulArchdiocese of Verapoly, India (Northern part) Territory LostDiocese of Kottapuram, India Erected
3 JulArchdiocese of Yaoundé, Cameroon (Lekié and Haute-Sanaga) Territory LostDiocese of Obala, Cameroon Erected
3 JulArchdiocese of Madurai, India (Sivagangai, Tirupathur, Tiruvaddanai, Ramand, Paranakudi, and Mudukulathur along with the island of Rameshwaram) Territory LostDiocese of Sivagangai, India Erected
3 JulDiocese of Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México (Enandio and Guarnoro) Territory LostArchdiocese of Morelia, Michoacán, México Territory Added
7 JulArchdiocese of Bucaramanga, Colombia (Capitanejo, Carcasí, Cefitá, Cerrito, Concepción, Enciso, Guaca, Macaravita, Málaga, Molagavita, San Andrés, San José de Miranda, and San Miguel (all in García Rovira))
Diocese of Duitama, Colombia (Boavita, Cobarachía, La Uvita, Soatá, Susacón, and Tipacoque (all in Norte) and Oliscas, El Cocuy, El Espino, Guacamayas, Güicán, Panqueva, and San Mateo (all in Gutiérrez))
Territory LostDiocese of Málaga-Soatá, Colombia Erected
12 JulInstitute Voluntas Dei Approbation
13 JulArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (San Bernardo, Calera de Tango, Buín, Paine, El Bosque, La Pintana, and Pirque) Territory LostDiocese of San Bernardo, Chile Erected
18 JulDiocese of Louis Trichardt-Tzaneen, South Africa Name ChangedDiocese of Tzaneen, South Africa Name Changed
4 SepDiocese of Daru, Papua New Guinea Name ChangedDiocese of Daru-Kiunga, Papua New Guinea Name Changed
3 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Ariari, Colombia ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Ariari, Colombia Elevated
3 OctArchdiocese of Brazzaville, Congo (Boko, Mindouli, Kindamba, Mayama, and part of Kinkala) Territory LostDiocese of Kinkala, Congo Erected
31 OctTerritorial Prelature of Inmaculada Concepción de la B.V.M. en Olancho, Honduras ElevatedDiocese of Juticalpa, Honduras Elevated
10 NovDiocese of Lydenburg-Witbank, South Africa Name ChangedDiocese of Witbank, South Africa Name Changed
18 NovDiocese of Owerri, Nigeria (Mbaise) Territory LostDiocese of Ahiara, Nigeria Erected
18 NovDiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Mwanza, Tanzania Elevated
18 NovPrefecture Apostolic of Rustenburg, South Africa ElevatedDiocese of Rustenburg, South Africa Elevated
18 NovDiocese of Songea, Tanzania ElevatedArchdiocese of Songea, Tanzania Elevated
18 NovDiocese of Iringa, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Lindi, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Njombe, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Mbinga, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Mtwara, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Tunduru-Masasi, Tanzania (from Dar-es-Salaam) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Mbeya, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Bukoba, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Geita, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Musoma, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Rulenge, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
18 NovDiocese of Shinyanga, Tanzania (from Tabora) Metropolitan Changed
30 NovVicariate Apostolic of Alexandria in Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto}
Vicariate Apostolic of Eliopoli di Egitto, Egypt
Vicariate Apostolic of Port-Said, Egypt
UnitedVicariate Apostolic of Alexandria of Egypt {Alessandria di Egitto} (-Eliopoli di Egitto-Port-Said) United
1 DecArchdiocese of Durango, México (Llano Grande) Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of El Salto, Durango, México Territory Added
30 DecArchdiocese of San Salvador, El Salvador (Chalatenango) Territory LostDiocese of Chalatenango, El Salvador Erected


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